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GrindcoreMusicReviews

If you chat to anyone in a band that has a bit of history behind it, and especially when this includes albums that general consensus calls “essential” or even “classic”, chances are those musicians have very strong feelings about what their final record with this band means to them, whether

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CrustDis-beatHardcoreMusic

Dublin hardcore outfit Twisted Mass have been active for a couple of years now and so far have a brief, but blistering, self-titled EP under their belts that was released in 2011. Including members of Abaddon Incarnate, Refraction, and On Pain of Death, the band’s hardcore nods favourably to Swedish

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DoomMusicSludge

We’re living in quite the age for communication with this ol’ internet thing you’re currently using. It’s facilitated projects like Culted to exist in many regards, where members reside in different countries, even different continents with an ocean between them. All of the band’s members have never even been in

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Apocalyptic BluesMusicNeo Folk

Earlier neofolk was sometimes called “apocalyptic folk,” a phrase seen on at least one early Current 93 flyer that seemed to sum up early bands’ stripped down, back-to-basics acoustic approach to making doomy, and quite often occult-tinged, music(k). One of the longest-running current podcasts of this style is in fact

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Dis-beatHardcoreMusic

Dublin is pretty rife with noisy punk and hardcore bands, whether it’s Disguise or Crows, and now you can add another name to the list in Gaze. With some familiar faces from Twisted Mass and Fag Enablerz in tow, Gaze play raw d-beat inflected with noisy Japanese hardcore. It’s harsh

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Black MetalDeath MetalMusicReviews

Darkest of the dark and evil black/death metal has been enjoying a healthy rejuvenation over the last few years, with plenty of bands spewing forth their caustic riffs of old school fury and strains of modern flair. Labels like Nuclear War Now and Dark Descent have been vital cogs in

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